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Amazing stats from Donny van de Beek’s first Everton start


The Netherlands international chose to make a temporary move to Everton, rejecting Crystal Palace in the process, and vindicated Frank Lampard’s faith in him with a Man of the Match performance at Goodison Park.

“I thought Donny van de Beek was great,” Lampard told BBC Sport after the game. “To play like that at home – his calmness, work rate and intelligence was great.”

The 24-year-old was brilliant from the start, working hard in the middle of the park and linked up well with his team-mates.

And we’ve collected six amazing stats from that underline his influence on his first Premier League start for Everton.

Manchester United fans should look away now…

– Van de Beek scored a pass accuracy rate of 89.5% and created one goalscoring opportunity with a key pass against Bielsa’s Leeds.

– The midfielder won three aerial duels against his opponents, the most of anybody on either side.

– He also recorded the most tackles (four) and won the most possession in the middle third of the pitch (six times).

– Van de Beek international made one crucial interception that broke down a promising Leeds move, highlighting his versatility.